Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018: Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fibers

Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fibers

I carry hand-dyed and drum-carded spinning fibers using a variety of fine wool blends for spinners of every style. I love blending different soft fibers together in small quirky batches and my customers generally mix and match battling, batt, and painted top to create unique handspun yarns.

Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fibers

Website: Hobbledehoy.etsy.com
Instagram: @hobbledehoy
Facebook: hobbledehoyfibers
Ravelry: Hobbledehoy Yarns and Fibers yarn pageHobbledehoy Fan Club

Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fibers

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018: Fully Spun (New vendor!)

Fully Spun

We sell yarn that is hand dyed as roving, then sent to a mill to be spun into yarn. This creates a beautiful color striping effect in projects that are knit, crocheted, or woven.

Fully Spun

Website: www.fullyspun.com
Instagram: @iamfullyspun
Facebook: fullyspun
Ravelry: Fully Spun yarn page

Fully Spun

Monday, February 26, 2018

2018: Folktale Fibers

Folktale Fibers

I make handspun yarn from scratch using sustainable fibers, including wool from local farms that I wash, card, and dye myself using eco-friendly techniques. I love to play with color and texture to produce yarns that are eye-catching but easy to use and sturdy/long wearing.

Folktale Fibers

Website: folktale.etsy.com
Facebook: folktalefibers
Ravelry: Folktale Fibers yarn page

Folktale Fibers

2018: Fibernymph Dye Works (New vendor!)

Fibernymph Dye Works

Now in our eighth year, FDW continues to specialize in the dynamic self-striping colorways for which we're best known! Dyed on a variety of yarn weights, they're perfect for socks, hats, cowls, and more. Also popular are our hand-painted sock blanks, speckled colorways, fun mini sets, and spinning fibers.

Fibernymph Dye Works

Website: fibernymphdyeworks.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @fibernymphdyeworks
Facebook: Fibernymph-Dye-Works
Ravelry: Fibernymph Dye Works yarn page

Fibernymph Dye Works

Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018: Feederbrook Farm

Feederbrook Farm

Feederbrook Farm offers a wide variety of products for knitters, crocheters, weavers spinners and felters alike. We use 100% organic dyes on all of our fibers. Our focus is on creating yarns that mimic handspun, engineering unique blends, like our newest Blue Pearl Blend as well as breed-specific spinning fibers and yarns. Classes and Fiber CSA memberships are available on the farm year round.

Feederbrook Farm

Website: www.feederbrook.com
Instagram: @feederbrookfarm
Facebook: FeederbrookFarmLlc
Ravelry: Feederbrook Farm Yarn PageFeederbrook Farm Ravelry group

Feederbrook Farm

Saturday, February 24, 2018

2018: Duck Duck Wool

Duck Duck Wool

As an avid knitter and long-time lover of indie yarns, I began experimenting with my own hand dyes in 2012. I first dyed for myself. Then my knit group. And then sweet friends from Ravelry, who urged me to open up a shop. As I went chasing after the colors in my head, a new addiction took root. In 2013, I opened up Duck Duck Wool. My favorite part of being an indie dyer is meeting the talented makers who choose DDW for their projects, as well as making so many dear fiber friends. I love dyeing complex semi solids and speckled colorways. And I have a thing for puns (especially when naming sock colorways...looking at you Darth Side of the Moon).

Duck Duck Wool

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/duckduckwool
Instagram: @duckduckwool
Facebook: Duck-Duck-Wool
Ravelry: Duck Duck Wool yarn pageDuck Duck Wool Ravelry group

Duck Duck Wool

Friday, February 23, 2018

2018: Dragonfly Fibers

Dragonfly Fibers Yarn

We dye high quality knitting yarns and spinning fibers in deep, rich and sometimes crazy bright colors for your crafting pleasure. You can find our yarns and fibers here in the shop and in brick and mortar yarn shops across the country and the world, as well as at various fiber festivals throughout the year. The Colors of Happiness are created and shared with the world in the Washington, DC area by Kate Chiocchio and Nancye Bonomo and the amazing Team Dragonfly. We have been coming to Homespun Yarn Party since the beginning and love this energetic local show.

Dragonfly Fibers Yarn

Dragonfly Fibers Yarn

Sponsor Profile: Two Rivers Yarns

What is your website? Email?


What is your Ravelry name/group?
tworiversshop

Where are you located and what are your hours? 
500 E. Main St. Suite 100
Purcellville, VA

Mon: Closed
Tues/Wed/Fri: 11a-5p
Thu: Noon-7p
Sat: 11a-4p
Sun: Noon-4p

What kinds of things do you carry?
Many different yarn companies/local fiberists – from lace to super bulky.

How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open your business?
The business first opened in April of 2010 in Maryland, moving to Purcellville, Virginia in 2015. The love of yarn and helping customers with knitting and crocheting questions pulled me in this business.

What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?
Getting to know all the wonderful fiber people.  My wish is that everyone that stops by leaves with a smile, because they had a great time hanging at the shop.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018: Dimensions

Dimensions

Fine crafted Raku fired clay buttons, shawl pins, sweater magnets and jewelry.  Our buttons are sturdy, lightweight, smooth  and washable. Each piece is one of a kind and made with attention to color, texture and detail - just like the wonderful fiber works they adorn!

Dimensions

Facebook: Dimensions.raku

Dimensions

2018: Dancing Leaf Farm




I'm known for my rich, saturated colors, with color blending that flows from one hue to another. I use many bases of yarns, a variety of wools, silk, alpaca. I also carry felting supplies including roving, needles, and kits for nuno felting.

I started my business over 30 years ago, with one sheep and a studio. My love of color led me to begin dyeing the wool, then spinning, knitting, weaving and felting followed. I am part of an artisan tour three times a year and also show at a few sheep and wool festivals. I hold monthly classes on felting and knitting out of my studio on my small farm.




Website: www.dancingleaffarm.com
Twitter: @dancingleaffarm
Instagram: @dancingleaffarm
Facebook: dancingleaffarm
Ravelry: Dancing Leaf Farm yarn pageFans of Dancing Leaf Farm


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2018: Crabapple Yarns

Crabapple Yarns

At Crabapple Yarns, I dye luxury fibers like merino and bamboo, yak and tweeds; for not only knitting but crocheting, and weaving too!  I love to dye vibrant variegated combos, gradients, speckled and semi solids on a variety of weights from fingering to worsted.

Crabapple Yarns

Website: www.crabappleyarns.com
Instagram: @CrabappleYarns
Facebook: CrabappleYarns
Ravelry: Crabapple Yarns yarn page

Crabapple Yarns

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018: Brediculous Yarns (New vendor!)

Brediculous Yarns

I hand dye yarn in multiple colors using my go-to style, crock potting. I also hand dye fiber for spinners using merino and Polwarth from a local mill. Dyeing yarn is not only a passion of mine, it is therapy. Blending colors and watch your vision comes to life is the best feeling ever!

Brediculous Yarns

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/BrediculousYarns
Instagram: @brediculousyarns
Facebook: BrediculousYarns

Brediculous Yarns

Monday, February 19, 2018

2018: Backyard Fiberworks

Backyard Fiberworks

Backyard Fiberworks produces inspired colorways pulled right out of the backyard. Our work is grounded in rich and complex color, luxurious and hardworking fibers, and an attention to detail that creates extraordinary yarns.  We are a local independent Maryland business specializing in hand-dyed yarn, offering 45 extraordinary colorways in ten wonderful bases and providing knitters with an exceptional opportunity to select uncommon materials to create unique projects.

Backyard Fiberworks

Website: www.backyardfiberworks.com
Instagram: @backyardfiberworks
Ravelry: Backyard Fiberworks yarn page

Backyard Fiberworks

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2018: 29 Bridges Studio (New vendor!)

29 Bridges Studio

29 Bridges Studio is an indie yarn company that specializes in artisan hand dyed yarns in beautiful, fun colorways.

29 Bridges Studio

Website: www.29bridges.com
Instagram: @29bridgesstudio
Facebook: 29bridgesstudio

29 Bridges Studio

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sponsor Profile: Looped Yarn Works


1. What is your website?
Looped Yarn Works

2. What is your Ravelry group?
Looped Yarn Works
Looped interior cubbies of yarncubbies of yarn at Looped

3. Where are you located and what are your hours?
1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW #200
Washington, DC 20009

Hours:
Tues., Wed. and Fri. 11 am – 7 pm
Thurs. 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Monday closed

4. What kinds of things do you carry?
A variety of yarns including a changing array of indie dyers, needles and notions

5. How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open a LYS?
We opened August 19, 2010. We wanted to bring yarn back to Dupont Circle and provide a friendly, warm and helpful environment for knitters and crocheters.





6. What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?
Our customers.

Sponsor Profile: Red Fox Yarns, LLC

What is your website, email, and social media?
The website is www.redfoxyarns.com, and the e-mail is info@redfoxyarns.com. You can also find Red Fox Yarns as, well, redfoxyarns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Ravelry! Plus, you can sign up for the RFY newsletter on the first page of the website (you have to prove you're not a robot, though).



What is your Ravelry group/name?
Friends of Red Fox Yarns LLC- and the store's Rav is redfoxyarns



Where are you located and what are your hours?
Address: 421 Church Street NE, Suite D, Vienna, VA 22180



Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



What kinds of things do you carry?
Yarn (of course), from the machine-washable workhorses to the silky luxury fibers. Plus, we carry spinning fiber, plus needles, hooks and spindles. We've got project bags and notions, and even buttons! Everything is listed (and updated frequently) on the "Vendors" tab of our webpage! We have classes, too, and those can be found on the "Classes" tab.



How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open your business?
The store's first birthday was February 1 this year - Red Fox Yarns is just over one year old now! The NoVa area has had several yarn shops close as the owners retired in the last few years (including one in the space where Red Fox Yarns is now). I'd always wanted to have a needlework store of my own, and everything fell into place at the right time for it to happen!


What's your favorite thing about having your business?
Oh my goodness - I get to play with yarn all day! And talk about yarn! If it wasn't for the paperwork involved, it wouldn't feel like work at all!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sponsor Profile: Fibre Space

What is your website?
fibrespace.com


What is your Ravelry group?
Fans of fibre space

Where are you located and what are your hours?
In the heart of Historic Alexandria, VA

Mon - Fri:  11 am - 8 pm
Sat: 10 am - 7 pm
Sun: 12-6 pm






What kinds of things do you carry?
We search out unique and hard to find yarns and tools to our knit and crochet community.  We specialize in indie and US made companies (Brooklyn Tweed, Stonehedge Fiber Mill and Jill Draper Makes Stuff, for example) and are most known for our amazing selection of hand dyed yarns. Here are a few: Neighborhood Fiber Co., Miss Babs, The Lemonade Shop, Freia Handpaints, the Fiberists and Hazel Knits. We’ve also got some interesting imports that you might not see anywhere else: Kalinka by Karen Oberg, De Rerum Natura and a variety of notions and accessories from too!


How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open your business?
My teaching business, Knit-a-Gogo, Inc was started in 2006. The retail shop grew out of that business (after a lot of begging and pleading by my students!). We opened our doors in July 2009.

What's your favorite thing about having your business?
I love being inspired by my customer’s creativity. Every day, someone points out a new great pattern that they found or puts together two colors that I would never have thought of putting together. I really have the greatest job in the world.


Check out this awesome video of the Fibre Space story!